Newborn's Penis Is Amputated After Nurse Posing As Doctor Allegedly Botches Circumcision

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A father is speaking out against a nurse in Cairo, Egypt who allegedly botched the circumcision on his 1-month-old son so badly that the boy's penis needed to be amputated. According to reports, Ashraf Helmi brought his son to Cairo to have the intimate procedure performed, but he had no idea that it would end in disaster until it was too late. The dad was even told the horrible news in the worst way possible, "Come take your daughter" a staff member allegedly told him after the amputation was over.

  • Helmi explained that he had only wanted to get his son vaccinated when his family convinced him to get the boy circumcised.

    According to The Jerusalem Post, the dad took his infant son, Mohamed, to get vaccinated in Cairo, but agreed to let the 1-month-old get circumcised while he was there. Metro reported that a nurse who claimed she was a doctor at the Manti Medical Centre performed the procedure. Local media reported that the woman made the false claim to earn a small bonus, 50 Egyptian pounds (about $3).

    "She did it at an emergency room and not an operation room. I made sure I was there because you hear of all the botched surgeries out there," the dad explained.

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  • But the dad immediately noticed that the "doctor" was doing strange things during the procedure.

    "After finishing, she fastened the gauze so tightly and when I told her it’s very rough for a small boy, she said, 'I know what I’m doing!'" the dad explained.

    The dad later noticed that his son's penis was swelling, which caused him to take the boy for a checkup at the medical center. Helmi said that he again saw the woman who had performed his son's procedure, but became suspicious about her credentials when this time, she told him to wait until she brought in a doctor. This was a major red flag for dad.

    Days later, the boy developed an infection and it was then that Helmi took him to a different hospital, where his son's penis was amputated.

  • Helmi said he had no idea that his son's penis was being amputated until a hospital staff member told him, "Come take your daughter."

    Hamdi al-Tabakh, a deputy minister at the country's Ministry of Health, spoke about the incident to local media and said the nurse had admitted to performing the surgery under false pretenses.

    Al-Tabakh refuted some of Helmi's claims. "The nurse is being internally investigated but she said the incident took place at the father's house upon his request," he told The Mirror.

    Helmi denied these claims, but in the meantime the nurse has been detained and the case is still being investigated.

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